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House panel to probe Roy’s alleged role in drugs case

PANAJI:  A House committee headed by the Nuvem MLA, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco was constituted on Friday to collect information relating to evidence, if any, as regards the alleged involvement of Mr Roy Naik, the son of the former home minister, Mr Ravi Naik, in the drug trade.

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Govt to order re-probe into Nadia suicide case

PANAJI:  Stating that the case related to the suicide of Nadia Torrado smacks political motive, the government on Friday decided to re-probe the case, which witnessed remanding of the former tourism minister and present Nuvem MLA, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco to judicial custody for more than two weeks, two years ago.

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Heated exchanges at Passport adalat

PANAJI: Acrimonious debate marked the interaction between passport officials and public in the presence of all three MPs, with police trying to maintain decorum and limited the number of people trying to get in to meet officials.

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CM assures ban on sale of liquor sachets

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar during the Zero Hour assured the House that the government would not only immediately ban the sale of plastic sachets containing alcoholic drink, but also stop the manufacture of such products in the state.

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MMC chief assures flower vendors of relocation

MARGAO: Aggrieved over the orders issued by the Margao Municipal Council of preventing sale of flowers along roadsides near the Pimpalkatta temple, 15-odd flower vendors on Friday urged the MMC chairperson, Mr Arthur D’Silva to accommodate them in areas near the temple.

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Govt to revoke allotment of plots at IT Habitat

PANAJI: IT projects, which have been on the backburner in the state after the violent protests against the alleged irregularities stalled the IT Habitat, is slowly coming back into focus. This week the cabinet decided to revoke the allotment of plots at the Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat at Dona Paula.

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